Cotoneaster roseus

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Cotoneaster roseus
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Pink and white flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Cotoneaster
Species: C. roseus
Binomial name
Cotoneaster roseus
Edgew. [1]

Cotoneaster roseus is native to portions of the Himalayas, Iran, northern and western Pakistan, northwest India and Kashmir.[1] The Latin name roseus means rosy or pink, and refers to its flower petals. It was first described by the Irish botanist Michael Pakenham Edgeworth as Cotoneaster rosea in 1846.[1]


  1. ^ a b c  Cotoneaster roseus was first described and published (as C. rosea) in Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. 20:46. 1846 GRIN (January 12, 2010). "Cotoneaster roseus information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved August 24, 2011. [published as] "rosea"